Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) issued the following statement regarding recovery efforts in Puerto Rico:

"Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico and left a startling degree of destruction in its wake. I applaud the Trump administration for quickly deploying assets to the island; this is an 'all hands on deck' situation that requires a massive response.  Congress needs to ensure that the response is adequately funded so that food and water can be delivered and so that the power grid can be rebuilt as soon as humanely possible. In addition, bureaucratic obstacles to relief, such as suspension of the Jones Act, should be removed so that necessary supplies can quickly be moved to Puerto Rico."